The hype is real.
Whether you call it ” Tik Tok Pasta”, “Uunifetapasta”, or ” Roasted Feta Pasta”, this one dish, ridiculously easy pasta is SO delicious you will wonder how you ever lived without it. Bake a block of feta, plump tomatoes, garlic, olive oil and herbs at 400 degrees for 45 minutes. Add the cooked pasta, stir it all up and enjoy. So simple. It’s worth the hype.
Because so few ingredients are needed, choose the highest quality as possible. Imported feta is a must. Crumbled feta will not work with this recipe. Use plump, vine ripe tomatoes, fresh garlic and really good olive oil. Fresh herbs, if you have them, are even better.
8 oz pasta: Orecchietta, Farfalle, Shells
2-3 pints Campari or Sugar bomb tomatoes- on the vine
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
4-5 garlic cloves
1- 7oz block Greek Feta
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
1 tsp Herbs de Provence
Fresh Oregano & Rosemary
1/2 tsp ground pepper
salt, if needed
Roasted Feta pasta
- Pre heat oven to 400 degrees.
Cook pasta according to directions set aside and keep warm
- Place the tomatoes and garlic cloves ina baking dish. Sprinkle with 1/4 tsp of red pepper, 1/2 tsp Herbs de Provence and drizzle with olive oil to coat. Place block of feta in the center and spinkle with remaining red pepper flakes, herbs and another drizzle of oil. Bake at 400 degrees for 45 minutes or until the tomatoes are charred and blistered.
- Remove the baking dish from the oven. Remove the stems from the tomatoes. With a spoon, stir the feta, tomatoes, garlic and herbs together until creamy. Stir in the pasta to coat. Toss with fresh herbs and garnish with basil and another drizzle of olive oil. Add salt and ground black peper if desired.
The original recipe for baked feta pasta comes from Finland. It was created in 2019 by Finnish food blogger Jenni Häyrinen. On her blog, it is called ‘Uunifetapasta’, which is Finnish for oven-baked feta pasta. It then migrated over to the US when Feel Good Foodie posted the video on her Instagram. The dish has had millions of views and there’s a good reason- it is simple and it is delicious.
Give it a try today.